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albedoConsulting
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Migrate PC3 files

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07-14-2005 12:26 PM
We have a ton of PC3 files pointing to printer shares on one server, and we need to move Print Server duties to another server. The devices and drivers in question will not change, just the server name. Is there any way to change the printer a PC3 file points at, or do I really have to rebuild all the PC3 files and hope I get all the settings right?

TIA,
Gordon
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Migrate PC3 files

07-14-2005 01:31 PM in reply to: albedoConsulting
Rebuild the PC3 files would be the simplest way to do it
IMHO.

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Re: Migrate PC3 files

07-25-2005 06:07 AM in reply to: albedoConsulting
If you using a relatively recent version of AutoCAD and you try to plot with
a PC3 file which points to a printer that doesn't exist on your network
(assuming you have also removed the local printer from your computer in the
Windows printer manager and rebooted), then AutoCAD should display the
hardcopy alerts dialog which will offer you a chance to patch the PC3 file
with another printer name, keeping all of the other settings.

The old network printer really needs to be gone and all the network caches
must have had time to flush so that your computer really can't find any
vestige of it for this to work.

wrote in message news:4901914@discussion.autodesk.com...
We have a ton of PC3 files pointing to printer shares on one server, and we
need to move Print Server duties to another server. The devices and drivers
in question will not change, just the server name. Is there any way to
change the printer a PC3 file points at, or do I really have to rebuild all
the PC3 files and hope I get all the settings right?

TIA,
Gordon
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